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42. Jean-Paul Najm - The Power of Finding Your Purpose
Episode 4224th April 2019 • University of Adversity • Lance W Essihos
00:00:00 01:16:32

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In this episode, Lance and Jean-Paul discuss the power of believing in yourself, the importance of failing, and always expressing gratitude.

Jean-Paul Najm grew up in a dangerous neighborhood with five siblings and being on welfare. He played football with the hopes of going pro but unfortunately, due to a serious back injury, he was forced to stop his athletic career. He kept pushing his limits and discovered that his true calling was always acting. Jean-Paul landed roles in movies such as Captive and Spoken Word. He produced and wrote Twelve Years to Life. He also landed numerous roles in TV shows such as Smallville the Handmaid’s Tale, Private Eyes and Taken.

Jean-Paul tells listeners: “Find your purpose. Going through life without purpose is basically driving aimlessly and not knowing where you’re headed. You need purpose, a good way to find your purpose is to be alone a little bit. There’s so much beauty in growth and being alone and undisturbed.”   

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About Failing your way to success
  • The practice of being grateful
  • To grow by taking the steps to challenge yourself today
  • How to focus and narrow down your passion

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